Road Closures

Esplanade Parking

Parking signage on The Esplanade between Laycock and Trickett Streets and between the Soul roundabout and Elkhorn Avenue will be changed to either no stopping or GC2018 authorised vehicles only during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games period (4-15 April 2018).

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

During the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018), Surfers Paradise will act as a Transport Hub for spectators and the workforce, providing connections to Carrara, for Ceremonies and Athletics events. It will also include a major Festival 2018 site.

Walking, cycling or public transport will be the best options for people located closest to the precinct attending Festival 2018 events in Surfers Paradise. For security and congestion reasons, no parking will be provided at Festival 2018 sites.

Temporary changes

To ensure the safety and security of athletes, spectators and the community, there will be changes to the road network and public transport in the lead up to, during and after these events including:

  • road and lane closures
  • speed limit changes
  • bus stop and timetable changes, and
  • changes to parking and load zones

For a map outlining the affected areas, click here.

Some local residents and businesses may require local access permits.

Games Lanes line marking works

In preparation for GC2018, the Department of Transport and Main Roads will commence line marking for Games Lanes on the below listed roads from 25 February to late March 2018. Works will take place Sunday to Thursday between 8pm - 4am, subject to weather and construction conditions. For more information about the line marking works, click here.

Temporary Games Lanes will be in place on the Gold Coast in the following locations:

Smith Street31 March - 15 April
Gold Coast Highway2 April - 15 April
Nerang-Broadbeach Road / Hooker Boulevard1 April - 15 April
Ross Street / Currumburra Road / Olsen Avenue30 March - 15 April

View the Gold Coast Games Lanes map here.

Games Rout Network

In the Surfers Paradise precinct, the Games Route Network (GRN) is located along parts of the Gold Coast Highway, connecting the Games venue precincts in Broadbeach and Southport.

A transport hub located on Peninsular Drive will provide dedicated Games shuttles to Carrara Stadium for ticketed spectators attending the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and Athletics events.

Changes will be different on each competition day, depending on the location and needs of each event.

To ensure you get to where you need to go and on time please plan ahead and consider public transport and walking and cycling options.

For more information about the impact of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Surfers Paradise, click here.

Esplanade Closures

There will be road closures from the Soul roundabout to the Hanlan Street roundabout from 5:30pm to 9:30pm on the following dates;

  • Wednesday 9th May
  • Sunday 13th May
  • Thursday 17th May